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Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

LISA “LU” CANNON: Aug. 18, 1984 - Nov. 24, 2017

 Ryan Cannon met his future wife, Lisa, through an online dating site. “That was about three or four months before her cancer resurfaced,” he said.Nicknamed “Lisa Lu” (short for her maide
Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017 12:00 am

CHRIS DURBIN Dec. 31, 1956 - Nov. 17, 2017

 I first met Chris Durbin in1986. We remained close friends for the next three decades. He died unexpectedly in his sleep on Nov. 17 at his home in Monticello.When we met, both of us were living
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017 12:00 am

First Night Springfield enters its fourth decade of New Year’s Eve arts downtown

 Every New Year’s Eve since Dec. 31, 1987, the Springfield Area Arts Council has thrown a downtown party featuring a wide variety of entertainment. This year’s First Night Springfield promise
Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 12:00 am

SIU School of Medicine remains a leader among medical schools worldwide

 Founded in Springfield in 1970, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine has seen 2,818 students graduate (with 42 percent of those currently practicing medicine doing so in Illinois). Th
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am

A blurry group show in Springfield, a sharply focused photography exhibit in Jacksonville and a significant farewell

 Last weekend, the Pharmacy Gallery and Art Space presented “Blur,” its most recent show featuring work by its member artists. Several of the items on display seemed to take the show’s titl
Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017 12:00 am

Area protests mounted against Senate tax bill, Net Neutrality vote

 One month into the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency, resistance efforts in response to various policies of his administration have shown no sign of slowing. This week, Springfield has
Visual Art
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am
 This past weekend saw four separate, unique art events happening in Springfield at four different venues, each with its own flavor and focus, featuring artists working in multiple media, from th
Capital City Parent
Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 12:00 am

Illinois Kids Count report shows need for improvement statewide and in Sangamon County

 If the song is correct and “the children are our future,” it stands to reason that the quality of life experienced by children will have an impact on that future. Each year, the advocacy gro


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